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by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
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eye 5.9M
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Told from the viewpoint of a child, this film emphasizes that children should train themselves in good sleeping habits. In typical "Goofus and Gallant" style, it shows the advantages a well-rested kid has over his poor-sleeping classmate. Dreams are presented as a normal part of sleeping, and there is a funny dream sequence.
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Topics: Health and hygiene, Dreams, Sleep
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 9,848
favorite 12
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How sportsmanship enriches daily living: a lesson for teens.
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Topic: Social guidance
Prelinger Archives
by Davis (Sid) Productions
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eye 12,289
favorite 36
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Southern California teenagers join the Mobilgas "Safety and Economy" competition, driving from the Los Angeles area to the Inland Empire, the desert, to Las Vegas, Nevada and Hoover Dam, then back home again. Producers and Directors: Sid Davis and Arthur L. Swerdloff.
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Topics: Car culture: Youth, U.S.: West, California: Scenics
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by Coronet Instructional Films
movies
eye 19,559
favorite 24
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How a child learns to return borrowed items, keep promises and fulfill assignments.
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Topic: Social guidance
Prelinger Archives
by Kelley (George H.)
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eye 21,665
favorite 49
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How the Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo, California increased traffic with a sophisticated program of advertising and promotion. Excellent footage of stores and shoppers in an upscale suburb. Some footage from this film was used in IN THE SUBURBS. Producer and Photographer: George H. Kelley. Kodachrome.
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Topics: Consumerism, Shopping centers, San Francisco Bay Area: San Mateo County
Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
movies
eye 43,258
favorite 55
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Do's and don'ts film portraying ways in which office etiquette contributes to success in office relationships. Follows a young woman who is seeking her first secretarial job and shows examples of good (and hilariously bad) on-the-job behavior.
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Topics: Social guidance, Social guidance: Etiquette, Occupations: Clerical
Prelinger Archives
by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 43,085
favorite 74
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Astonishing sitcom-style sponsored film encouraging increased consumption of electricity by an ever-increasing number of appliances. The plot pits a starry-eyed teenage girl against a geek whose main interests happen to be engineering and time study.
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Topics: Electricity, Gender roles, Houses and homes
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by Knickerbocker Productions
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eye 52,018
favorite 101
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"Goofus and Gallant"-style film on the misadventures of a teenage girl who is a victim of her own bad habits, with a harrowing and patronizing narration.
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Topics: Social guidance, Gender roles, Psychology
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 51,846
favorite 97
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A high school senior learns how and where to ask a girl for a date, where to take her for a good time, and how to avoid spending too much money or being bored by commercialized amusements. Director: Ted Peshak. Cameraman: Dale Sharkey. Writers: George Tychsen, Bradford. Editor: Dick Kirschner. Narrator: George Stone.
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Topics: Social guidance, Dating, Teenagers
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View thousands of films from the Prelinger Archives! Prelinger Archives was founded in 1983 by Rick Prelinger in New York City. Over the next twenty years, it grew into a collection of over 60,000 "ephemeral" (advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur) films. In 2002, the film collection was acquired by the Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division . Prelinger Archives remains in existence, holding approximately 11,000 digitized and...
Prelinger Archives
by Medical Arts Productions
movies
eye 329,406
favorite 154
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Sex education film aimed at teenage boys, with the coach as authority figure and teacher.
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Topics: Sex education, Children, Gender roles
Prelinger Archives
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
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eye 51,161
favorite 111
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Classic "slippery slope" narrative of post-World War II stoned slackerdom.
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Topic: Substance abuse: Drugs
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
movies
eye 75,385
favorite 128
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Introducing stereophonic phonograph records.
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Topic: Media: Phonograph
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by Coronet Instructional Films
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eye 123,921
favorite 63
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A bad-mannered 14-year-old meets himself as a young man of 21, and learns the fundamentals of good table manners.
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Topics: Social guidance: Etiquette, Children
Prelinger Archives
by U.S. Office of Civil Defense
movies
eye 116,863
favorite 154
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"Explains" the dangers of the atomic bomb, the effects of radiation and how to protect oneself if caught in the open or in the home.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Cold War
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 143,416
favorite 102
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Ten short theatrical "screen ads" promoting the 1955 Chevrolet models.
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Topics: Automobiles: Advertising, Advertising: Screen ads
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by On Film, Inc.
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eye 141,491
favorite 349
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Thoughtfully made advertising sales promo film extolling 1950s suburbanites as citizens and consumers.
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Topics: Suburbia, Cold War, Consumerism
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by Archer Productions, Inc.
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eye 716,666
favorite 408
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Selected for the 2004 National Film Registry of "culturally, historically and aesthetically significant" motion pictures. Famous Civil Defense film for children in which Bert the Turtle shows what to do in case of atomic attack.
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Topics: Atomic-nuclear: Civil defense, Animation
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by Handy (Jam) Organization
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eye 859,361
favorite 54
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Actress Gale Storm and family take a road trip in their Chevrolet and review the do's and don'ts of auto traveling.
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Topics: Tourism, Travelogues, Car culture: General
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by Sound Masters
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eye 912,964
favorite 55
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General Motors celebrates production of 50 millionth automobile with a parade through Flint, Michigan.
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Topic: Car culture: Ceremonies
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by Centron Corporation
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eye 10.6M
favorite 142
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Young girl's mirror image teaches her fundamentals of good posture.
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Topic: Health and hygiene